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Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

19 JAN 3303

This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

HIP 8593 Empire League

Order of Ethgreze

Junga Interstellar

Independents of Mildeptu

Nuenets Corp.

Jet Fortune Exchange

Barnard's Star Alliance

LHS 3384 Progressive Party

LP 811-17 Gold Energy Partners

Ross 490 Blue Public Corp.

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

Galactic News: Starport Status Update

18 JAN 3303

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Birkhoff Station, Chnemine

Bohr Prospect, Kisatsya

Descartes Station, Neche

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

Frick Base, Naurung

Frobisher Terminal, Yimakuapa

Gaiman Dock, 49 Arietis

Hahn Gateway, Nanomam

Haisheng Orbital, HR 8474

Maia Point, Maia

Obsidian Orbital, Maia

Onnes Gateway, LFT 37

Phillips Terminal, CD-72 190

Roentgen Hub, LFT 37

Rutan Terminal, Scirtoq

Solovyev Port, HIP 8865

Tall Enterprise, Ngalia

Tarelkin Dock, LP 462-19

Williamson Hub, Kogich

Wright City, Elli

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Alexander Freeport, HIP 18843

Amnuel Dock, Kwiamoni

Bloch Vision, Loperada

Bondarek Orbital, Munfayl

Carter Port, Rhea

Cayley Landing, Atroan

Donaldson Retreat, Rajuar

Finney Dock, Eleu

Gilmour Orbiter, Tau Ceti

Gurragchaa Gateway, Warkushanui

Haack Gateway, Halbangaay

Hinz Hub, Ngobe

Irens Dock, Manite

Kooi Gateway, G 190-28

Korolyov Hub, Arawere

Li Qing Jao, Sol

Liwei Gateway, 63 G. Capricorni

Manakov Survey, Aeduci

Melvin Hub, GD 1192

Noctrach-Ihazevich Research Facility, Pleiades Sector AB-W b2-4

Panshin Port, Heikegani

Roberts Port, CD-52 9732

Spring Gateway, LHS 215

von Bellingshausen Port, Almar

Weyn Dock, 64 Arietis

Ackerman Market, Eravate

Gentil Hub, Harm

Elder Works, Ross 154

Meanwhile, the following starports are on the brink of closure:

Tiedemann Dock, Balones

Powerplay: Incoming Update

18 JAN 3303

At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

18 JAN 3303

This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

HR 3954 Crew

Koleti Purple Dynamic Co

LHS 3705 Dominion

New Mutj Nationalists

Cenni Corp.

Sesmu Incorporated

LPM 26 Pirates

Workers of Jurokkju Democrats

Laifang Silver Mob

Social Hunahau Free

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

HIP 105577 One

League of Villae

Delphin Blue Federal PLC

Junga Interstellar

Kvenland Services

HIP 32350 Industries

Anlave First

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

HIP 105639 Party

HIP 9610 Jet Legal Systems

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

17 JAN 3303

This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Alpha Centauri Gold Brotherhood

New CD-61 6801 Flag

Democrats of BD-02 4304

Bhotho Rats

Njikan Jet Dynamic Industry

Oho Bajo Public Holdings

Confederation of Dahan

Nationalists of Aulin

When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system's wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

WISE 0855-0714 Gold Gang

Partnership of LHS 2819

i Bootis Central Limited

Mictlan Empire Assembly

Ovid Defence Force

Lokitaka Mu Silver Universal Net

Blue Major Exchange

Values Party of Snotock Ek

Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system's wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.

Galactic News: Independent Scientists Comment on Sightings

16 JAN 3303

Professor Ishmael Palin, independent scientist and leading authority on xeno-biological research, has added his voice to the debate over sightings of mysterious spacecraft.

In a statement, Professor Palin said:

"I have no wish to be alarmist, and I can understand why the galactic superpowers have issued a somewhat noncommittal response. But suggesting that these craft may be of human origin, or the product of a hoax, rather stretches plausibility."

"To my mind, there is a clear visual connection between these mysterious vessels, the shipwrecks found in HIP 17862 and the Pleiades, the Unknown Artefacts and the Unknown Probes. And I believe we can draw only one conclusion: we are sharing the galaxy with an intelligent non-human species. We therefore have an obligation to discover as much about this species, and its intentions, as possible."

Independent engineer Ram Tah, who has been leading research into the Synuefe ruins, also commented:

"I share Professor Palin's view that these reports are of great significance. But attempts to communicate with these vessels have proved fruitless, as have efforts to discern their point of origin. We must learn more about these ships and whoever – or whatever – is piloting them."

Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

16 JAN 3303

This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

Limapa Blue State Commodities

Uru Federal Interstellar

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Coalition of Ngaliba

Lords of Ngaliba

Cemiess Commodities

Orrere Ring

Eravate Network

Eravate Life Services

Brani Federal Holdings

Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction's influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:

HIP 111755 Gold Cartel

Iapodes Purple Dynamic Holdings

NLTT 6667 Republic Party

Green Party of CD-54 4840

Surya PLC

Crimson Transport Ltd

Future of Udegoci

Carpaka Central Industry

HIP 1419 Empire Consulate

Union of Kappa Phoenicis Labour

When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction's influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.

Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

14 JAN 3303

This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

Kapurri Emperor's Grace

Betel Free

Ovid Democrats

Leschanatya Future

Dilga Empire Consulate

HIP 111755 Commodities

CD-54 9671 Empire Group

Partnership of Bean

HIP 117865 Empire Pact

Tetek Patrons of Law

Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:

Delphin Blue Federal PLC

HIP 105577 Boys

Kvenland Services

HIP 10570 Constitution Party

Junga Patron's Principles

United Hatmehit Revolutionary Party

HIP 15545 Public Network

Chicoana Silver Travel Corp.

Auste Gold Ring

Hand Gang of Taunitoq

Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.

Galactic News: Superpowers Respond to Strange Sightings

13 JAN 3303

Following several sightings of mysterious spacecraft, the leaders of the galaxy's three superpowers have released official statements.

Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval, currently undertaking a tour of Imperial systems, exhibited reservation:

"To surmise that these encounters constitute proof of the existence of non-human intelligence would be rash in the extreme. We cannot rule out the possibility that these ships could be experimental human spacecraft, or even the product of an intricate hoax. I urge all Imperial citizens to remain calm, and not to leap to conclusions."

Federal President Zachary Hudson, meanwhile, struck a characteristically strident tone:

"I have reviewed the footage submitted by the galactic community. Granted, the evidence is not conclusive. But tell me this: would you rather prepare for an attack that may not come, or be met by an attack you did not prepare for? We know nothing about the true nature or purpose of these vessels. It would be in our best interest to prepare for any eventuality."

By contrast, Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon was diplomatic:

"Like the Emperor, I believe it would be premature to conclude that these are non-human spacecraft. But it is clear to me that these encounters warrant further investigation. We must gather more evidence and keep an open mind. Knowledge, not ignorance. Proof, not speculation. That is the way forward."

Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

13 JAN 3303

This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

HIP 5712 State Corp.

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Union of Wolf 359 Labour

Potriti Gold Mafia

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

Eranin Peoples Party

Chet Crimson Society

Marquis du HIP 110867

Villae Cartel

Luyten's Star Co

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Ross 754 Labour

Cemiess Commodities

Labour of Ethgreze

Kokary Liberals

United LHS 3479 Green Party

Chamunda Crimson Gang

The Pilots Federation

Zugen Incorporated

39 Tauri Interstellar

Revolutionary Heheng Future

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

Galactic News: Appeal for Materials Concludes

12 JAN 3303

A spokesperson for Balones Gold Touch Systems has announced that its appeal for materials has been enthusiastically received by the galactic community, resulting in a massive influx of deliveries to Tiedemann Dock, the organisation's base of operations.

A spokesperson for the organisation released the following statement:

"Balones Gold Touch Systems extends its deepest gratitude to the galactic community for its support."

"We know you have questions, but we make you no promises. It will take time to develop these devices. And even when the probes are despatched, we may find nothing. But anything we do discover, we will readily share with the galactic community."

Pilots who contributed to the initiative are now free to collect their rewards from Tiedemann Dock in the Balones system.

Community Goal: Conflict in Parun

12 JAN 3303

It has been several weeks since conflict was reported between the Empire and the Federation, following months of hostility between the two superpowers. The last incident connected to the Empire-Federation rift was a clash between the Pleiades Resource Enterprise and the Ant Hill Mob in November. Since then, there have been no reports of conflict.

But intelligence recovered from the Parun system indicates that Laksmii Jet Power Industries, an Empire-aligned organisation, has devised a plot to smuggle quantities of personal weapons, explosives and reactive armour into Underwood Port. It is understood that Imperial agents based in the system will use these items to conduct guerrilla attacks against the Independents of Parun, the system's controlling faction.

Having received word of this plot, the Independents of Parun has placed bounties on all Laksmii Jet Power Industries ships operating in Parun in the hope of thwarting the operation. Both factions have appealed to the galactic community for support, promising to reward pilots who support their campaigns.

The rival operations begin on the 12th of January 3303 and will run for one week. If either organisation achieves its aims earlier than planned, the operations will end immediately.

Freelance Report: Fuel Rats Complete 20,000th Rescue

12 JAN 3303

On the 7th of January 3303, the Fuel Rats successfully completed their 20,000th rescue since their foundation in June 3301. The milestone was reached during a busy weekend that saw the group complete a total of 230 rescues. Sources at Fuel Rats headquarters in the Fuelum system linked the spike in cases to curiosity surrounding reported sightings of non-human spacecraft.

The Fuel Rats Mischief, an auxiliary wing of the Fuel Rats, revealed that the 20,000th rescue took place in the Alrai Sector, with Commanders Esxste, FightingCookie and Hillbillypolenta flying out to rescue the stranded pilot. The group also paid tribute to Commander Termite Altair, who has completed an unprecedented 750 successful rescues.

When asked about reports of alien ships, a Fuel Rats spokesperson said the group would remain true to its policy of neutrality and give fuel to non-human vessels if requested.

Tivec

Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

12 JAN 3303

This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

Coquim Industry

Green Party of HIP 103138

GCRV 4654 State Interstellar

Crimson State Group

Apoyota Domain

Modgud Commodities

Blue Dynamic Group

Gitxsan Limited

Autocracy of Phi Gruis

Social Bakaduninka Future

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

Galactic News: Engineers Reduce Requirements

11 JAN 3303

The galaxy's independent engineers have announced a joint accord designed to make enhancements for civilian spacecraft more affordable. A spokesperson confirmed the accord was intended to ensure the safety of independent pilots traversing the space lanes.

As a consequence, independent engineers will no longer require commodities in order to upgrade modules and weapons – only materials will be needed.

Meanwhile, in a fortunate turn of events, analysts have reported that the market value of a number of commodities has risen. Consequently, pilots seeking to offload commodities can do so profitably.